I did not attend Cisco Live, but someone has posted the presentation Russ White gave on the CCDE here.
A few comments on the information in this presentation.
Under the “why are we doing this” section they note that a lot of L3 design issues are coming up, despite being “easy”. Expect a lot of L3 issues on the CCDE.
Business problems are the primary driver of the CCDE test questions.
The skill set tested should be timeless.
Is generally vendor neutral.
The practical will be computer-based – no lab environment.
You’ll be presented with a bunch of information, from which you generate requirements. After answering some questions through a variety of means, you’ll gain access to additional information.